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List of the best Bradley Cooper movies, ranked best to worst. Before he became an Oscar-nominated actor, Bradley Cooper actually appeared on a 1999 episode of Inside the Actor's Studio, asking Sean Penn a question about his success. Bradley Cooper's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of this Bradley Cooper movies list is decided by how many votes each film receive, so only his most highly rated movies will be at the top.

If you think the best Bradley Cooper role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Bradley Cooper performances don't always come from the best movies so keep that in mind as you vote. 

This list is made up of films like Silver Linings Playbook and The Hangover and answers the questions, "What are the best Bradley Cooper movies?" and "What are the greatest Bradley Cooper roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Cooper's dramatic work, you might also enjoy our list of best Jennifer Lawrence movies and best Ryan Gosling movies.

Steven Spielberg and Garry Marshall have both worked with Bradley Cooper over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. If you're a fan of Bradley Cooper, then check out our lists of the best Zoe Saldana and Jon Hamm movies as well.

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The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham

Released: 2009

Directed by: Todd Phillips

The Hangover is a 2009 American comedy film, co-produced and directed by Todd Phillips and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It is the first film of The Hangover trilogy. The film stars ...more

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Limitless is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Bruce Lee

Released: 2011

Directed by: Neil Burger

Limitless is a 2011 American thriller film directed by Neil Burger and starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, and Robert De Niro. It is based on the novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn.

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American Sniper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jonathan Groff

Released: 2015

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

American Sniper is a 2014 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Jason Hall. It is based on the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal ...more

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Silver Linings Playbook ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

Released: 2012

Directed by: David O. Russell

Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by David O. Russell, adapted from the novel The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. The film ...more

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The Hangover Part II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Jamie Chung

Released: 2011

Directed by: Todd Phillips

The Hangover 2 is a 2011 comedy film directed by Todd Phillips.

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A Star Is Born is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott

Released: 2018

Directed by: Bradley Cooper

A Star Is Born is a 2018 American musical romantic drama film directed by Bradley Cooper. A movie star (Cooper) helps a young singer/actress (Stefani Germanotta) find fame, even as age and ...more

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The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson

Released: 2010

Directed by: Joe Carnahan

The A-Team is a 2010 American action-comedy film based on the television series of the same name created by Frank Lupo and Stephen J. Cannell. Co-written and directed by Joe Carnahan, the film ...more

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Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken

Released: 2005

Directed by: David Dobkin

Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American comedy film directed by David Dobkin. John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn), a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to ...more

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He's Just Not That Into ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ken Kwapis

He's Just Not That into You is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Ken Kwapis, based on the self-help book by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. This Baltimore-set movie of ...more

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The Hangover Part III is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
NickyWattsKabakos added Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham, John Goodman

Released: 2013

Directed by: Todd Phillips

The Hangover Part III is a 2013 American comedy film produced by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the sequel to 2009's The Hangover and 2011's The Hangover Part ...more

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The Place Beyond the Pin... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling

Released: 2012

Directed by: Derek Cianfrance

The Place Beyond the Pines is a 2012 drama film directed by Derek Cianfrance. In 1997, Luke Glanton (Gosling) is a motorcycle stuntman. In Schenectady, New York, Luke reunites with his ex-lover ...more
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Failure to Launch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Zooey Deschanel, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew McConaughey

Released: 2006

Directed by: Tom Dey

Failure to Launch is a 2006 American romantic comedy film. In the movie a 35-year-old man lives in the home of his parents and shows no interest in leaving the comfortable life his parents, ...more

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American Hustle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

Released: 2013

Directed by: David O. Russell

American Hustle is a 2013 American comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. It was written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, inspired by the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s and ...more

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Burnt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Omar Sy

Released: 2015

Directed by: John Wells

Burnt is a 2015 American drama film directed by John Wells. After cleaning up his drug habits, hotheaded chef Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) returns to London, determined to redeem himself by ...more
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Yes Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Zooey Deschanel, Jim Carrey, Bradley Cooper

Released: 2008

Directed by: Peyton Reed

Yes Man is a 2008 British-American romantic comedy film directed by Peyton Reed, written by Nicholas Stoller, Jarrad Paul, and Andrew Mogel and starring Jim Carrey. The film is based loosely on ...more
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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Released: 2014

Directed by: James Gunn

Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms a group of intergalactic "bad ...more

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Valentine's Day is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Jessica Alba, Taylor Swift, Anne Hathaway

Released: 2010

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Valentine's Day is a 2010 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. The screenplay and the story were written by Katherine Fugate, Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. The film ...more

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All About Steve is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Ken Jeong

Released: 2009

Directed by: Phil Traill

All About Steve is a 2009 American comedy film directed by Phil Traill that stars Sandra Bullock, Thomas Haden Church, and Bradley Cooper as the eponymous Steve. The film was panned by critics ...more
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The Words is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper

Released: 2012

Directed by: Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal

The Words is a 2012 mystery romantic drama film, written and directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal in their directorial debut. It stars Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Jeremy ...more

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Aloha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Aloha
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The Midnight Meat Train ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Bradley Cooper, Brooke Shields, Leslie Bibb

Released: 2008

Directed by: Ryuhei Kitamura

The Midnight Meat Train is a 2008 mystery horror-thriller film based on Clive Barker's 1984 short story of the same name, which can be found in Volume One of Barker's collection Books of Blood. ...more

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Serena is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
DanielKersey added Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Ifans

Released: 2014

Directed by: Susanne Bier

Serena is a 2014 American-French drama film based upon the 2008 novel of the same name by American author Ron Rash. Directed by Susanne Bier, the film stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper ...more
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Joy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

Released: 2015

Directed by: David O. Russell

Joy is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. A divorced mother (Jennifer Lawrence) becomes the founder and matriarch of a powerful family business
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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
MichaelChoi added Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Released: 2017

Directed by: James Gunn

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War Dogs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bradley Cooper Movies
Alastair Duncan, Vincent Riotta, Emma Croft

Released: 1994

Directed by: Stelvio Massi

War Dogs is a 1994 action film written by Daniel Stone and directed by Stelvio Massi.